Call for submissions to an edited book on Art Education and the City
To be published by Teachers College Press with the following working title: Urban Education with a Vision: Art, Social Justice, and the City as Possibility.
Edited by Karen Hutzel, Flavia Bastos, and Kimberly Cosier
This edited volume promotes quality art and education in urban environments by highlighting successful models of visual art education practice, including those in school, community, and organizational and museum settings. Our intent is to offer a book that focuses on possibilities and evidence of success in learning in and through art in urban contexts. Promoting social justice and social reconstruction, we are inspired by an asset-based approach derived from community development theory. Too often, writing on urban education comes from a deficit-based model. We place a greater value in the resources available in city spaces than on the limitations that exist and are faced on a daily basis by schools, communities, and arts organizations. Although we recognize, question, and challenge the inequalities that impact students and teachers in urban settings, we wish to promote a pedagogical discourse that focuses on possibility, fomenting an educational imagination aimed at hope.
Guidelines - the 1-page abstract should contain the following elements:
Your discipline and institutional role (title)
Contact information (address, email, phone)
References: Please provide a brief bibliography
The following critical prompts may help you focus your abstracts
Section: Which section from the draft outline of the text do you see your manuscript contributing most to? Why?
Theoretical Orientation: How will you address the asset-based approach that is the book’s foundation?
Approach/Topic: How will you support the theoretical approach in your topic? What format will your chapter take? What might readers learn from your contribution?
Future directions: What are questions to ponder, resources to explore, or activities to pursue? What are suggestions for those who teach in urban settings?
Chapter Abstract due by April 1, 2010.
Please e-mail a Word (.doc) version of your abstract to the following address:
urbanarteducation AT gmail.com